A popular teacher was assaulted at Germantown High in Philadelphia by two students after he confiscated an iPod from them during class. Two evils are seen here:
First, “disregard for law and the class room.” This school had rules about iPods, but these young men chose not to listen (Proverbs 1:7). A class is a place for learning, not for gadget tinkering (Acts 21:40; Acts 22:1-2). Jesus Christ taught many classes (Matthew 26:55; John 8:2; Luke 5:1-3, 17). And though He had interruptions (Matt 21:23; Luke 10:40-42; Luke 12:13-14; Luke 11:27-28), He still realized the importance of paying attention (Matt. 11:15; Luke 10:39; Luke 11:1-2; John 6:45).
Next, “Disrespect for their teachers.” They attacked a man who was trying to do them good! Why couldn’t they have gone before the school board and argued their case? Why act like two jackals and attack this poor man? They also could have apologized and promised not to do it again, and might have gotten the iPod back (Prov. 15:1; Prov. 25:11; Prov. 30:33). I sure hope the other students will learn not to deal with matters as these two did (Prov. 4:14, 19).